The City of Boise and Adare Manor LLC have entered into a lease option agreement for the property located at 2403 & 2409 West Fairview Avenue. Adare Manor LLC is proposing a downtown housing development of ~120 housing units fronting on Fairview Avenue. The $18.5 million development will bring needed housing as well as numerous residents who will contribute to the vibrancy of the neighborhood.
A June meeting brought forward some great news about West End development plans, but it also brought to light some concerns with long term connectivity and parking solutions. By 2020, there is over $150 million of planned development in the West End and the need for over 1500 parking spaces, which could amount to over 10 acres if it were all surface parked. In the coming months and years, these developments need a cohesive strategy to realize a synergistic vision.
The old Midas building at the corner of 27th & Fairview Avenue has sold to an investor group, and the Jerry’s Market property has sold to a developer. The owners of the Midas would love to find an interesting adaptive reuse of the property, while the developers who purchased Jerry’s Market are looking to do a mixed use project.
Jerry’s Market, an icon in the West End, has shut its doors, but could there be something on the horizon for this property? With the anticipation of Esther Simplot Park opening, in addition to many other positive developments within the West End, one has to wonder if something is in the planning stages for this great corner. Stay tuned in the coming months.